CanoeHouse at Mauna Lani

CanoeHouse at Mauna Lani

RESTAURANT / HISTORIC

CanoeHouse at Mauna Lani

ROLE: Architect of Record
CLIENT: DHL Mahi Associates LLC, an affilicate of California company ProspectHill Group
PHOTOGRAPHY: Courtesy of Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection Press
PRESS: Auberge at Mauna Lani Opens 
RIM Architects served as Architect of Record for the famous CanoeHouse, which is the Mauna Lani Resort’s iconic signature restaurant. During design and construction, the restaurant was largely preserved structurally, maintaining the large volume ceilings and heavy timber beams. The interior and exterior spaces, including the central bar, were completed renovated with a wide range of casual seating opportunities and exquisite décor. The CanoeHouse is recognized as the kitchen where modern Hawaiian cuisine pioneer Alan Wong made his mark. CanoeHouse is carrying on this tradition under Chef Matt Raso.
Ballast Point Downtown Disney

Ballast Point Downtown Disney

HOSPITALITY / RESTAURANT

Ballast Point Downtown Disney

ROLE:  Architect of Record and Interior Design
CLIENT:  Ballast Point Brewing Company
PRESS:

Disney Blog  OC Register 

Recognized as the first-ever brewery in Downtown Disney, Ballast Point Brewing Company offers something unique–special beers produced on-site, including some limited-edition brews made just for Disneyland. The 4,000-square foot glass-enclosed bar and restaurant, designed by RIM, also includes an adjacent 2,500-square foot outdoor beer garden, a dining room, and a kitchen. With seating for 220, the seafaring venue offers views of the Downtown Disney promenade below. Its interior spaces mimic the hull of a ship with sailing references that include wooden interior ribbing, boat tie downs, sea life murals, and suggestions of ocean waves. 

The Downtown Disney district is open from 6am – 2am daily and is the main passage way for guests staying at the Disney hotel properties. Hence, one of the main challenges entailed construction in an environment that operates 24 hours of the day.  Additionally, one of the hotels, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, is located directly across from the brewery, with hotel rooms facing the site. Therefore, typical construction methods were revised to minimize sound from the construction site. 

Table 35

Table 35

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY / RESTAURANT

Table 35

ROLE: Architect, Interior Designer
CLIENT: Table 35
SIZE: 1,800 SF

RIM Architects was commissioned to create a concept design for the renovation of an existing coffee house, located in Tamuning, Guam. The building was transformed into a trendy, full service 70-seat wine bar and restaurant. This owner-built project required coordination of electrical and mechanical upgrades, and construction documents for permitting purposes. Challenges for this fast track project included utilization of limited locally available finish materials, layout and design of full exhibition kitchen, and integration of a custom wine display system. These items were included in the small 1,800 SF space on an extremely tight budget.

Alyeska Resort & Spa

Alyeska Resort & Spa

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY

Alyeska Resort & Spa

ROLE:  Architect of Record, Construction Administration in association with Sasaki Associates, Design Architect
CLIENT:  Seibu Alaska, Inc. 
AWARDS:

Celebration of Anchorage Awards Program: 1995 Honor Award 

SNOW COUNTY Magazine: 1996 National Ski Area Design Award

The Hotel Alyeska is a highly detailed and quality-finished 8-story building containing 307 guest rooms. This resort complex is a combination of three connected buildings, composed of two, 2-story exposed wood structures and a main hotel complex. One of the buildings contains a cafe and fine dining restaurant, and the other features a swimming pool, spa, jacuzzi, and health club. The main hotel complex includes conference rooms, retail shops, ski rental and repair shops, two additional restaurants, cocktail lounges, a board room, and ski-ticketing.